Business employing people

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) business that employs staff, you may be able to access the following support.

Small Business Saver Grant – Reduction of on-going costs

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many businesses reported cash-flows were significantly negatively impacted. This grant opportunity is geared towards businesses reducing their ongoing and future costs for business sustainability. Up to $10,000 is available as matched funds (50:50 con-contribution) and is assessed on a competitive basis. More information is available here.

Small Business CX Grant – Customer Service Improvement

Targeted towards businesses selling goods directly to the public that want to enhance the overall experience for their customers. The submissions should provide evidence of the customer experience challenge and how the funding will resolve that challenge. Improvements are to be front-of-house improvements. Up to $20,000 is available as matched funds (50:50 con-contribution) and is assessed on a competitive basis. More information is available here.

Small Business Pivot Grant – New technology to access new markets.

Focuses on building and supporting business with digital capabilities and using technology to increase visibility and profitability. Examples may be using new technology, physical improvements to business premises, equipment or infrastructure that will help access new markets. Up to $10,000 is available as matched funds (50:50 con-contribution) and is assessed on a competitive basis. More information is available here.

Small Business Supply Chain Solver – supply chain solutions

Explores options for solutions to supply chain issues in businesses. This may be increasing stock space or remote food supply storage.  Up to $10,000 is available as matched funds (50:50 con-contribution) and is assessed on a competitive basis. More information is available here.

Small Business Financial Fitness Fund – Understanding financial position

Helps businesses to build a greater understanding of their financial position and develop strategies to improve sustainability. May include accredited and non-accredited programs that target industries in need. Training providers will deliver financial and business sustainability training for small businesses and individual businesses will be able to directly apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to attend the training to improve their financial and business sustainability. More information is available here.

Small Business JobMaker Booster – Additional funding boost to businesses that access the Commonwealth Government Scheme

Additional funding to boost the Australian Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme. Eligible businesses would receive $100/week for employees aged between 30-35 and $200/week for employees over 35 years of age. More information can be found here.

A quick reference guide for the grant timings (release and open for submission dates) is below.

Small Business Grants Terms & Conditions Released Date Applications Open Date Applications Close Amount (matched funding)
Small Business Saver Jan 2021 15-Feb 28-Mar $10,000
CX Grant Late Nov 2020 15-Jan 28-Feb $20,000
Small Business Pivot Late Nov 2020 1-Dec 2-Feb $10,000
Supply Chain Solver Jan 2021 15-Feb 28-Mar $10,000
Financial Fitness Late Nov 2020 1-Mar 31-Mar $10,000
JobMaker Boost Register from 15-Dec $100 & $200/wk.
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